Meaning of Waa Maxay in Somali Language

Hello and welcome to another learn Somali language lesson. Our focus today is the Meaning of Waa Maxay in Somali Language , which simply mean (what is/are). If you want to learn Somali,  then, (waa maxay) is a very important question form that is used every day.

(Waa) mean (is/are)  and (maxay) means (what) so, to translate waa maxay directly,  would be (is what) but remember Somali and English do not necessarily have their words in the same order. Do not forget the pronunciation of letter (x) in the Somali is (h). (waa mahay) is how you would say it.



Learn Somali Meaning of Waa Maxay

What is the title? Waa maxay ciwaan ka?

What is the reason? Waa maxay sababta?

What are the reasons? Waa maxay sababaha?

What is this? Waa maxay kan?

What are these? Waa maxay kuwaan?

What is the color? Waa maxay midabka?

What are the colors? Waa maxay midabada?

What is the problem? Waa maxay dhibaatadu?

What are the problems? Waa maxay dhibaatooyinku?

What is the news? Waa maxay warku?

What is the price? Waa maxay qiimuhu?

What is the date? Waa maxay taariikhdu?

What is the day? Waa maxay maalintu?

What is the number? Waa maxay lambarku?

What is bothering you? Waa maxay waxa ku dhibaya?





(waa maxay ) is the same as (maxaa weeye/waaye)  the use of these two different version depends on personal preferences.

Also, in more detailed form equal to:

(Maxay tahay)  for feminine (she).

(Muxuu yahay) for masculine. (He)

Example: What is the reason=(Maxay tahay sababta) instead of (Waa maxay sababta).

In Somali language, reason mean sabab, and sabab is mostly feminine noun (Sababta). This feminine and masculine gender thing requires deeper explanation and it is better if we keep things simple for now.

Good luck learning the Meaning of Waa Maxay in Somali Language, please do not hesitate to leave comments if you need anything or contact us if you see any errors.


We are recommending the use of (Waa maxay) for beginners since it is easier version that can be used without worrying about the gender aspect of objects/things.



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